Logistics Middle East
FedEx Pledges transportation support to Aid in Coronavirus emergency
The company is leveraging its global network to assist in the crisis
FedEx Corp is committing transportation and logistics support to humanitarian relief agencies as they respond to the coronavirus outbreak. As part of these efforts, FedEx Express will ship more than 200,000 surgical masks and personal protective equipment such as gowns and gloves to its Asia PaciËc Hub in Guangzhou, China to assist the humanitarian work of Direct Relief. FedEx is working closely with China Post which will deliver the aid from Guangzhou to Wuhan Union Hospital.
“Direct Relief is deeply thankful to FedEx for enabling this rapid response to fulfil a very specific order that the medical staff in Wuhan’s largest hospital selected from our current stockpile,” said Thomas Tighe, Direct Relief President & CEO. “In rapidly unfolding situations such as this, it’s obviously important to move fast but with precision and proper coordination with all the relevant authorities – which FedEx’s extraordinary team has made possible.”
This collaboration is part of the FedEx Cares “Delivering
for Good” initiative. The company uses its expertise in shipping and logistics to connect organisations, communities and individuals with the resources they need through charitable shipping and cash donations. FedEx is working closely with Guangzhou Baiyun Airport Customs as well as the China Post on these relief shipments to swiftly complete clearance and get the critical supplies to Wuhan.
China Post is coordinating the movement of the supplies into Wuhan to deliver the relief as quickly as possible.